short film

NYFF Dispatch II: The Human Voice Review

A new Pedro Almodóvar film is always cause for celebration. Even a short one, especially one that so carefully harkens back and deepens, in turn, the Spanish director’s longstanding fascinations. The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton and “freely based” on Jean Cocteau’s 1928 play by the same name, is pure Almodóvar. It’s both a potent […]

TIFF 2019: The Depths Review

Thanks to Highball.TV for sponsoring ThatShelf’s 2019 TIFF Coverage! It starts with the image of Justine (Geneviève Boivin-Roussy) crying as she cleans out the closet of her recently deceased mother. And for a time, Ariane Louis-Seize’s drama feels like it will play out as an assured, well-observed story of a daughter dealing with losing her […]